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The Film Club: A Memoir
3.17
really liked it
There is a limit to what you can force your child to do, especially once they've reached the age of 16 and are taller than you. David Gilmour recogniz ...more
May 27, 2008
May 27, 2008
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.26
it was amazing
Mere words cannot express my love for this book. I loved it to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. It was like a beautiful, beautiful ...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him
3.17
liked it
I was sucked in by the title (who wouldn't be?) and I wasn't disappointed. This is definitely a light read, but it's still more substantial than your ...more
Jun 10, 2007
May 15, 2008
 
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
3.70
it was amazing
Easily the best book I've read in the past 5 years. Well-structured and completely unique, this is a fascinating father/daughter portrait and a murder ...more
not set
Jun 23, 2008
 
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
Huh. I guess it's kind of hypocritical of me to say I loved this book when it contains some stuff I normally hate, like insta-love and unhealthy teena ...more
Apr 06, 2017
Apr 07, 2017
 
The Lovely Reckless
3.82
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Nope. No. Just... no. I applaud the author for wanting to show the harsh reality of a low-income area, and explore ideas like prejud ...more
Feb 08, 2017
Feb 08, 2017
 
This One Summer
3.67
really liked it
Loved it! It's so wonderfully evocative of that age, both in the writing and illustrations. It really captures that time when you're learning about th ...more
Jun 2016
Jun 01, 2016
 
The Opposite of Invisible
3.49
really liked it
A charming little book from new author Liz Gallagher, The Opposite of Invisible follows a Seattle high school student as she struggles to find her ide ...more
Mar 15, 2008
May 08, 2008
 
The Line (Witching Savannah, #1)
3.78
really liked it
Solidly entertaining, except when it dragged a little at the end. I liked the world he built here, and the supporting characters were pretty fascinati ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.85
liked it
An unusual mystery told by an unusual narrator, you'll find yourself sucked in by the end of the first chapter.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher finds hims
...more
May 14, 2006
May 08, 2008
 
Endangered
3.70
really liked it
Really 3.5 stars. A good YA option for fans of Veronica Mars. I'm a sucker for a good mystery and a slightly unlikeable narrator, though I prefer to s ...more
Apr 2017
Apr 04, 2017
 
A Man Called Ove
4.34
it was amazing
I'm not sure what to say. This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. And it's beautiful in the way life is beautiful, because of how you ...more
Apr 16, 2017
Apr 12, 2017
 
The Lifeboat Clique
3.52
liked it
An interesting version of the survival/post-apocalyptic genre. This one had much more humor than most of the others, which I really enjoyed. It was a ...more
May 31, 2016
May 25, 2016
 
Kill the Boy Band
3.52
really liked it
This was a really fun read. Dark and humorous, with a lot of truth in between the rather implausible plot points. I thought the author showed a real u ...more
Mar 27, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
 
Yes Man
4.08
it was amazing
Danny Wallace is strangely brilliant and brilliantly funny. I picked this up in a London bookstore and became the horrible tourist everyone hates - la ...more
Jun 04, 2007
May 08, 2008
 
Cool, Calm & Contentious
3.22
liked it
A series of essays, most of which were interesting. A few too many dog-life metaphors for me (and I love dogs!). The stories about her mom, the later ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving
4.11
liked it
This is a good holiday read. Funny, with great illustrations. The sharp and shiny axe might be a bit too much for some little ones, but the turkeys tr ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2008
 
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
4.23
really liked it
An eye-opening book that will make you alternately sad, angry, incredulous and hopeful about the American public school system. Kozol graphically deta ...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jun 23, 2008
 
The Raw Shark Texts
3.87
really liked it
I loved this book, though I'm having a difficult time getting anyone I know to read it. I think it has something to do with my description including t ...more
Feb 12, 2008
May 08, 2008
 
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
3.84
liked it
I'm a sucker for a good fairytale revision, and I liked this one. A quick, fun read!
Feb 17, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
 
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
4.09
really liked it
Super cute, really fun. The best version of these kinds of books.
Mar 18, 2016
Dec 30, 2016
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye
4.30
it was amazing
Save a place for me on this bandwagon, because I'm in.
Dec 18, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
In Cold Blood
4.05
really liked it
Just as dark as I remember. I had to finish it on lunch breaks, because reading it before bed was giving me some very disturbing dreams. As embarrasse ...more
Sep 28, 2008
Sep 19, 2008
 
Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)
3.87
really liked it
I really liked this book. Willa was easy to relate to, and I liked that she was strong and vulnerable at the same time. I loved that the book was as m ...more
Jan 09, 2017
Jan 09, 2017
 
It's All Your Fault
3.41
liked it
I wanted to like this book more than I did. It was funny, to be sure, but after a while, the "good Christian girl goes bad" shtick wore a bit thin. Ma ...more
May 25, 2016
Mar 27, 2016
 
The Somnambulist (Domino Men #1)
3.22
it was ok
Turns out that I'm not a steampunk fan. It sounded interesting, and I finished the book, but I wasn't overly impressed. I did enjoy the deliciously ev ...more
Jan 15, 2008
May 08, 2008
 
Iggy Peck, Architect
4.44
really liked it
The rhymes are wonderfully unusual, the illustrations are magnificent, and you've got to love the obsessive passion of this second-grader. Nice vocabu ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
it was ok
It took me several months to read this book, because I couldn't handle more than 1-2 chapters at a time. I got the gist, I enjoyed the humor, but the ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
Actual Size
4.32
it was amazing
This is a wonderful, non-fiction picture book. Everything in it is (as you would expect) actual size. The kids will be amazed by the giant squid's eye ...more
May 14, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
3.93
liked it
If you don't think you can read a book about economics, you're wrong. Levitt makes every topic interesting and easy to understand. You'll be fascinate ...more
Jun 05, 2006
Jun 23, 2008
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